Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg told Brown that he could be sent to state prison if he violated any terms of his sentence, including an order to stay 100 yards away from Rihanna unless they're attending music industry events.
A probation report prepared for Tuesday's sentencing describes two previous violent incidents. It said the first happened about three months before the February beating while the couple was traveling in Europe; Rihanna slapped Brown during an argument, and he shoved her into a wall. In the second instance, Brown allegedly broke the front and passenger side windows on a Range Rover they were driving while visiting Barbados, Rihanna's home country. Neither attack was reported, the probation report states.
Brown will serve his sentence in his home state — Virginia — and his community labor will be overseen by the police chief in Richmond.
The judge said she wanted to ensure that Brown, 20, performs physical labor instead of community service, such as mentoring young people. He will also undergo a year of domestic violence counseling.
Rihanna did not attend Tuesday's sentencing.
At one point, Brown, who was accompanied by his mother, agreed to the terms of the sentence before Schnegg had finished going through them all.
The hearing had been planned for Thursday afternoon, but Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, asked to move up the singer's sentencing to Tuesday. A previous attempt to sentence Brown was postponed when Schnegg said she hadn't received adequate assurances that Brown would perform physical labor if allowed to serve probation in Virginia.
The judge said she was satisfied with a letter presented by Geragos that Richmond Police Chief Bryan T. Norwood will directly oversee Brown's labor program.
After Brown pleaded guilty to felony assault in June, Schnegg ordered the pair to stay away from each other and to not contact one another. Her order Tuesday essentially extended that until Brown completes his sentence.
Donald Etra, Rihanna's attorney, has said he didn't think the strict rules were necessary, but that he and Rihanna favored a less-stringent ruling that simply ordered Brown not to annoy, harass or molest the 21-year-old pop singer. He said after Tuesday's hearing that Rihanna did not object to the stay-away order, which allows the former couple to be within 10 yards of each other if they are attending music industry events.
Schnegg said she was aware of reports that Brown had been spotted on several occasions in the same places as Rihanna.
"I am not amused with the chatter that has been on the airwaves and any violation of your probation in this case comes with the potential for state prison," Schnegg told Brown.
A felony charge of making criminal threats was dropped during Tuesday's sentencing.
"We feel that the sentence for Mr. Brown is an equitable one," said Sandi Gibbons, a district attorney's spokeswoman. "He has his future in his hands. He has control of his fate."
Gibbons said Brown's charge could eventually be reduced to a misdemeanor if he completes his sentence.
Brown was arrested Feb. 8, hours after he was accused of beating Rihanna.
The attack occurred in Los Angeles' Hancock Park neighborhood as Brown drove a rented sports car. A Los Angeles police detective described a brutal attack in a search warrant affidavit filed in the case, stating Brown hit, choked and bit Rihanna and tried at one point to push her from the car.
In a probation report released after the sentencing, Brown is quoted as saying he was "depressed" since the attack and that he "'does not want to carry on that cycle.'"
The report included letters of support for Brown from RCA/Jive Label Group Chairman Barry Weiss as well as an entertainment "
Ok, so I had been wondering what was up with Nelly and Ashanti, because they really kept their relationship on the hush hush. Now the rumors have started and it’s been said the Ashanti was ready to take to relationship to the next level and Nelly wasn’t. Hey, I’m not mad at her, shit they have been together long enough for the both of them to know if this was something they wanted for the long haul. Hell neither of them is getting any younger so I don’t blame her one bit.
I guess it didn’t take Nelly long to bounce back because it’s been reported that he was seen in Las Vegas and in Miami with hot chick Jessica Rabbit (hey wasn’t she in the Roger Rabbit movie), well any way, Ashanti, hold your head up girl, it’s his lost!
The Williams Sister are doing it big!
Talk about Independent these Ladies are showing us that they can do more than swing at Tennis Balls!
The Williams sisters are standing up and showing us what they are made of, Venus and Serena saw something they wanted and hell they got it!
(YOU GO GIRLS)
What woman wouldn’t want to own her very own collection of handsome men in tight ass football pants, I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t. It’s been reported that the dynamic duo are now proud partial owners of the Miami Dolphins. Although the deal is not a solid thing yet, it should be really soon so stay tuned cause I’m over it.
Talk about a second chance.. Mike Vic has signed with the Philadelphia Eagles for a year and if all goes well he’ll have a second chance for a second year. I for one am excited for Vick, hell we all make mistakes and we all deserve a second chance, who are we to throw stones, hell look at the state the world is in now can it get any worse?
The first year of the deal is only for a reported $1.6 million (that's about what the Eagles paid for kicker David Akers(notes) in 2008), which means the Eagles can do whatever they want with Vick -- play him, trade him or cut him -- without much worry. Maybe they'll play him at running back or run him in the Wildcat or sit him on the bench. Everything is on the table. (For what it's worth, Andy Reid said that the Eagles didn't get Vick to sit him on the bench. Of course, 48 hours ago Reid said that the Eagles weren't interested at all in Vick.) None the less, I think Vick will be worth his weight in gold, so good choice Philadelphia and good luck VICK!
Jermaine and Janet throws in the towel!
No this funny looking leprechaun did not split up with Janet during her time of need. Dam Jermaine, you got it like that? I’m not sure of the details, but it’s been reported that the “odd couple” has called it splits, while I say “good for you Janet”, I say “you’re lost” Jermaine. I don’t have the details of the break up, and as soon as I get them I’ll post them here, however I have been told that Jermaine acted like a dog in heat during Pete Yorn's show at the W Chicago City Center over the weekend.
"Jermaine was partying with friends and chatting up lots of girls," says a fellow reveler. " WTF, but I guess money makes even the ugliest person look good.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Lisa Wu-Hartwell and her husband looses their home to foreclosure.
WTF! First the blabber mouth do gooder Sharee, lost her house, now the two faced wanna be looses hers, what’s this the ATL Housewives curse?
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Lisa Wu-Hartwell and her husband, former Oakland Raiders linebacker Edgerton Hartwell, has lost their mansion in Duluth to foreclosure, according to TMZ.com. Wu-Hartwell's rep said the couple had been trying to restructure the loan after the house lost value, but were unsuccessful. They were forced to move out last week after defaulting.
The Hartwells purchased the house in 2007 for $2.9 million, but it sold on the courthouse steps for $1.9 million on Aug. 4, according to TMZ.Their rep said, "Ed and Lisa are fine. They have settled in their [new] home, that sits on 10 acres and they own it!" Well, I guess you gotta be able to save face, one way or another huh?
Whitney is back, and is she back with a vengeance or what?
Everybody is anxious about the August 31st release of Ms. Houston’s new CD “I Look to You”. The last CD release from Whitney was a “Greatest Hits” collection and that was in 2000, so does she still have what it takes to make platinum records?
Whitney has been through a lot over the years and we all know as you age you sometimes lose that flare that once made you great, so let’s wait and see, and I’ll update you when the CD drops…
Kourtney is having a BABY.....
Little sis Kourtney is expecting and why is everybody worried about what her baby daddy is?
Dam does it really matter, she can handle the little love child on her own and it’s not like she’ll be the only woman on earth with a loser for a baby daddy…. On the flip side of it all Kourtney and lil sis Khole has a reality show coming out this week so we will all be able to keep up as she spreads out.
Drake (born Aubrey Drake Graham) got his start on Degrassi: The Next Generation playing a paraplegic teen for seven seasons.
Ok, when is enough, enough with all these reality shows that aren’t really reality. First let me say this, I’m not mad at the ladies, not one bit; in fact..do what you gotta do to make that money girls.
Let’s keep it real, these are not “real housewives” these are all keep women, and where are the housewives; most of them are not even married. They are living these elaborate lives, because of who they are with (or have been married to). Where is the life of the “real” housewife, I have not once seen any of them in a grocery store, pay a bill, attend a parent teacher conference, punish a child and so on. This is a true fantasy life that in reality most women only dream of and can’t relate to.
When I think of reality television I think of reality, shouldn’t it show the everyday life and struggle we all encounter as housewives? Again, I’m not harping on the lady’s personally, but I guess I’m just tired of these fake ass reality series.
Just a thought from your girl, and that’s how I roll, straight with no chaser!
Pakin, 27, who portrays telepathic Sookie Stackhouse on the otherworldly series, is originally from New Zealand and won the 1994 Oscar for her supporting role in "The Piano."
Moyer, 39, from Essex, England, plays vampire Bill Compton on the series. He has a son and a daughter from previous relationships
Ok yall, so I guess Ima have to start watchin these ladies to see what all the fuss is about.
You liked them so well that Bravo has broght them back, check out what S2S magizine had to say about it.
“. The show started off with a trip to Nene’s place where the honorary sixth housewife, Dwight Eubanks, was dropping by to offer advice on the décor. As always, their interaction was extremely entertaining. Somehow interior-decorating consultation turned into a lesson on how to open a bottle of Champagne and a private dance session.” They’re such a mess! And yes, AGT agrees!
More from S2S about the show:
Something we were really happy to see Thursday night was that Nene and Sheree Whitfield patched things up. While we’re talking about Sheree, the new season found her in the middle of moving into a new home. It turns out that she was being evicted after the old house went into foreclosure because her ex-husband, Bob Whitfield, hadn’t been keeping up with his responsibilities. “Bob had a court order to pay the mortgage and he never did,” Sheree explained. And those weren’t the only payments he’d been skipping either. “I haven’t received child support from Bob in 19 months. Bob’s never been active in these kids lives,” she said. And the now-divorced mother of two decided that it was time to celebrate her newfound independence with a party. To help her give her shindig some style, Sheree enlisted the help of a party planner named Anthony. Things seemed to be going well on their first meeting as Anthony outlined his grand ideas for the party, like having a poet write a piece on Sheree, which she seemed to love! “You’re the client so we want to make sure that we satisfy you and give you great service,” Anthony said at the end of their first planning session. Apparently that went right out the window the next the two of them met up. We have no words for the fight that ensued, but we will say that Sheree definitely showed Anthony who’s boss! They popped off like somone reneged during a spades game!